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Potatoes in bags

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 09:58

Thanks for the advice, I'm in Leeds, UK.  I bought some potato bags as I couldn't find anything I could recycle - so short across the bottom, long sides.  They're in a corner against a south facing wall, so fairly sheltered - think I just need to roll the tops down as clogherhead suggests and make sure I give them enough water.  

Luckily I seem to be on the right track - I'm not a total novice, I grew lots of potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic last year, but I was living in SE Europe, so the weather was definitely on my side, by this time last year, we were between 20 and 30 C every day.  It's the cold that worries me the most, but I've armed myself with a few books and hopefully it will all start to sink in at some point!

Thanks again 

Potatoes in bags

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 16:17

Hi all

I'm a gardening newbie and I've planted a few chitted seed potatoes in grow bags today.  Am I right in thinking that I only have to protect the leafy bits from frost when they start to poke through?  And will a home-made cloche (recycled milk carton) do the trick for overnight/all day or should I use something else? fleece maybe?  Or I was thinking, as they are in bags, I could easily stand them in the house or shed overnight when it's meant to be below zero.

As you can see, I really haven't got a clue!  Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks

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